I'm running VectorLinux 5.1 standard (BTW: I cannot upgrade). I'm trying to understand
and get the command automount going, so that when I 'cd' into a file system, the nfs is
performed automatically. Incidentally, nfs manual mounting works just fine.
Here's what I've done.
1) Created a directory /net.
2) Execute the command "automount /net file /etc/auto.master"
- The only active (uncommented) line in auto.master is "/net -hosts"
- I see messages in the syslog indicating that it started:
automount: starting automounter version 3.1.7, path = /net, maptype = file, mapname = /etc/auto.master
automount: using kernel protocol version 3
3) When I type "cd /net/<machine name>/<export>", I see in /var/log/messages
that it is trying to mount but fails. Also, I've tried fully qualifying the machine
automount: attempting to mount entry /net/<machine name>/<export>
automount: lookup(file): lookup for <machine name> failed
4) When I type the "mount" command, I see this:
automount(pid6445) on /net type autofs (rw,fd=6,pgrp=6445,minproto=2,maxproto=3)
Any ideas to what I'm doing wrong? Advice?
Please advise,thanks in advance,
Just an FYI: VectorLinux has been running at Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source
for some time now. It's used to control instrumentation and devices for x-ray scientists. There are
over 40 installations of VL5.1 standard running (some are network boot). One beamline conducting
nanoscale microscopy, uses all VL machines for beamline controls.